Kids can learn better than adults, so we will include the best educational resources we have in this section as we create new pages.
Kids' Assignment: This United States Map shows the development of the state boundaries beginning in early colonial times. Can you tell which coast was divided into states first by the English colonists? Reload the page to restart the map animation.
Also see the timeline of Spanish conquest.
Kids' Assignment: Here is a relief map showing the shape of the land in the Western United States. How much of it looks flat? Now compare it to the land along the Mississippi River through the Mid Section of the country, and to the Eastern United States. Are there more mountains in the East or West? Why does the middle appear to be flat? What effect does erosion have on the land?
Kids' Assignment: Gabby Hayes needs an editor to correct his terrible spelling and grammar. See what you can do to improve this story about Gabby's Uncle Snowball Hayes. Be sure the story has the same meaning when you are finished editing.
See Pictures of the Vietnam Veterans' Moving Wall. Ask your teacher if the class can discuss the pictures.
The Houston Institute for Culture is seeking writers to report on regional culture and history. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information. We also would like to hear your ideas. See our Current Goals if you would like to volunteer your time in other helpful ways.